Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Lilac'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Lilac
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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Bell

Fruit Size:

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Purple changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Frying

Stuffing

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Late (more than 80 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lewes, Delaware

Augusta, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Doniphan, Nebraska

North Augusta, South Carolina

Jackson, Tennessee

Radford, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 30, 2008, BronxBoy from Lawrenceville, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I grew this pepper over the summer of 2007 and liked it. It was very productive but didn't get as colorful and large as I thought it would. But this could be due to the fact that I grew them in hay bales and this was my first time growing using this technique.

I will grow again in raised beds in 2008 and will revise this comment based upon my experiences

Positive

On Mar 4, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This my favorite of lavender/purple bells. It holds its soft shade of lavender right up to ripening when it turns red.A 1991 intrduction from Northrup-King. Size is that of a standard blocky bell like California Wonder.